Colleen received her Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology from La Salle University in 2014. Colleen has experience working in multiple settings including Early Intervention, school based, pediatric outpatient, and adult inpatient in acute care. Her passion lies in working with children to reach their full potential and incorporating caregivers in to therapy. Colleen’s approach looks at the whole child, including sensory and emotional regulation, readiness to learn, external factors, and motivation. She works to personalize therapy to make it engaging and fun and utilizes a play based therapy approach. Colleen is also a Neurodiversity informed therapist, working to help patients advocate for their personal communication needs, emphasizing the strengths of each patient and the different neurotypes that exist. Additionally, Colleen has experience in articulation and phonological disorders, motor speech disorders, language disorders, implementation of AAC (Augmentative alternative communication) devices, fluency, feeding/swallowing, and social communication. Colleen’s favorite part of her job is the relationship she builds with both the patient and their families which supports the child reaching their full potential. Outside of work, Colleen enjoys attending live music (especially at the Mishawaka), doing yoga, hiking, camping, and rafting.
Qualifications and experience
- Rehabilitation Therapy - Speech Therapy
- Languages spoken
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